How to prepare Mac for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

By | October 17, 2014

You have to check your Mac is up to the task before updating to latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Here in this post you can get the clear information about how to prepare Mac for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Follow the below Quick four point check out which helps you to make proper preparations

Make sure whether your Mac is able to run Yosemite OS or Not

According to the Apple below models are which support Yosemite

  • Mac (Mid-2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (13-inch, late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid/late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

If suppose you are not able to know your Mac model click the Apple logo in the upper-left corner and choose About This Mac. A small window will pop up, showing basic system information. To check the year click the More Info button and you’ll see a bit more system information, including your Mac’s era in gray lettering below its name


Check whether you have enough memory and Hard disk

To update your Mac to OS X 10.10 Yosemite minimum 2 GB of RAM with 8 GB of space is required. The memory amount is shown on the main About This Mac screen from above. To see how much space you have on your Mac’s hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD), click the More Info button again and then click Storage at the top of the window.

You have to Check the current Running OS version

This Mac window will show which version of OS X you have. You need be running one of the following:

  • OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8)
  • OS X Lion (10.7)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)

Before upgrading, back up your Mac

If you conform that your Mac can run Yosemite, then first move before upgrading should be to perform a system backup to protect your data. Should the installation go awry, you don’t want to lose important documents along with your photo and music libraries.